Wednesday 20 June 2012

Private William Edwin Statham

Born on 21 July 1895 in Boston, Massachusetts - next of kin listed as guardian Alexander McLaughlin, Pembroke, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Pembroke, Ontario; trade as sheet metal worker; single; no current military service; previously served with the Boy Scouts; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 115 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 16 August 1916 (number 1042086) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - transferred to the 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 1 May 1918 - wounded on 2 October 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

william edwin statham was my grandfather! my name is christopher statham, and my father was gerald statham.